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US lawmaker calls for probe into possible $418M arms sale to Kenya

A North Carolina congressman is calling for a probe into a potential $418 million contract between Kenya and a major U.S. defense contractor announced on President Obama's last day in office -- a deal the lawmaker claims reeks of cronyism.<p>Republican Rep. Ted Budd wants the Government Accountability …

Scientists find dozens of new species in Gulf of Mexico after Deepwater Horizon oil spill

It may have been one of the world’s largest oil spill disasters but the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico appears to have had little effect on the ecosystem as dozens of new species of animals are living in the body of water.<p>A group of oceanographers from …

'That 70's Show' star Danny Masterson faces sexual assault allegations

Los Angeles police are investigating after three women reported being sexually assaulted by actor Danny Masterson in the early 2000s, but the actor denies the allegations, which he says are motivated by the producer of an anti-Scientology television series.<p>The probe was launched after three women …

Pentagon: Over 30 airstrikes against Al Qaeda in two straight nights this week

For the second consecutive night, US drones and jets continued striking Al Qaeda militants in Yemen, in a sign the Trump administration is ramping up operations as part of a broader campaign against the terrorist group long considered the biggest threat to the United States.<p>The U.S. military has …

Middle East

US wages secret cyber operations against North Korea missile program

American cyberwarriors are trying to sabotage North Korea’s missile program — but analysts argue over whether the effort has had real results, a New York Times investigation found.<p>Soon after ex-President Obama ordered the secret program three years ago, North Korean missiles began exploding, …

Local New York City reporter shoved by masked man while on air

A New York City reporter covering an attempted rape was ambushed by a man in a hockey mask live on the air, officials said Saturday.<p>CeFaan Kim, a WABC-TV reporter, was about to wrap up his live shot when the man in the mask put an arm around Kim’s neck Friday night, video showed.<p>“Put the camera on …

Video of dangerous dirt bike stunt in California launches investigation

A dangerous Southern California dirt bike stunt near a freeway caught the attention of the authorities.<p>A video posted on Kyle Katsandris’ Instagram account shows a dirt bike launching over cars traveling on the 60 Freeway in Moreno Valley. The mind-blowing footage showed the biker launching off a …

Philippine marines find remains of beheaded German hostage

Philippine troops have found the remains of a German hostage who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants in the country's south, vowing Sunday to rescue more than 30 other captives and crush the ransom-seeking extremists.<p>Marines dug up the head and body of Jurgen Gustav Kantner late Saturday in the …

OJ Simpson could be released on parole this year

O.J. Simpson, the Hall of Fame running back-turned-murder suspect-turned-felon, stands a good chance of being released early when he comes up for parole this summer after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence stemming from his attempts to take back by force memorabilia he said belonged to him, …

Text of ObamaCare replacement bill coming this week, source says

Top Republican lawmakers plan to release the text of their bill to replace ObamaCare this week, a GOP aide told Fox News late Sunday.<p>The aide said staffers met with Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Friday to resolve outstanding issues with the bill. Health care committees …

Marines under investigation for sharing nude photos of women

The Defense Department is investigating reports that some Marines shared naked photographs of female Marines, veterans and other women on a secret Facebook page, some of which were taken without their knowledge.<p>The photographs were shared on the Facebook page "Marines United," which had a …

Pablo Escobar's right-hand man: 'I will always be a killer'

Rusty Young has crossed paths with some of the world’s most dangerous people.<p>The Australian journalist spent four months inside a Bolivian prison where he met murderers, rapists and made friends for life with a drug smuggler who later named his first born “Rusty.”<p>But there’s one interview that made …

Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle

Thai surgeons on Monday performed an emergency operation to avoid breaking the "Bank" -- the nickname of a sea turtle who had ingested 915 coins that were cracking its shell.<p>Veterinarians in Bangkok operated on the 25-year-old female green sea turtle who had been inadvertently fed a diet of coins …

Fierce Gunfire in Mosul as ISIS Resists Iraqi Police Assault

Some of the most intense fighting in the battle to oust ISIS from Mosul has been taking place in the city’s Dawasa neighborhood.

Report: Jump in number of jihadis traveling from Germany to Iraq, Syria

A report has found that more than 900 extremists traveled to the Middle East from Germany. The revelation comes amid growing concern from German …

Extremism

WHO chief: Air pollution link to 600,000 deaths in children

The director general of the World Health Organization has said air pollution is "one of the most pernicious threats" facing global public health today and is on a much bigger scale than HIV or Ebola.<p>Dr Margaret Chan told the Today programme that poor air quality was having a disproportionate impact …

British ranch owner killed by armed raiders in Kenya

Tristan Voorspuy, a former British soldier, had gone to inspect damage on his ranch when he was shot<p>A British man has been shot dead on his ranch in central Kenya, in a crime officials blame on armed herders responsible for land invasions in the area.<p>Thousands of herders – some armed with spears, …

Afghan family of five detained in US despite valid entry visas

<b>Lawyers in the US have filed a petition seeking the release of an Afghan family who were detained in the US despite having valid entry visas.</b><p>A couple and their three young children were taken into custody shortly after their arrival at Los Angeles International Airport last week.<p>They had Special …

Is Marijuana Legal In Israel? Recreational Marijuana Use Decriminalized, But Users Will Be Fined

The Israeli government approved the proposal of the Public Security and Justice ministries Sunday, to decriminalize the recreational use of marijuana …

Fearing U.S. Withdrawal, Europe Considers Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

BERLIN — An idea, once unthinkable, is gaining attention in European policy circles: a European Union nuclear weapons program.<p>Under such a plan, France’s arsenal would be repurposed to protect the rest of Europe and would be put under a common European command, funding plan, defense doctrine, or …

Alabama lawmakers will meet to discuss impeachment of Gov. Bentley

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alabama lawmakers are meeting Tuesday to explore options for impeaching the state's governor, according to a scheduling posted on the state legislature's website.<p>Audio recordings from 2014 purportedly revealed Gov. Robert Bentley engaging in sexually explicit conversations with one of his …

A massive Mexico-US raw sewage spill is under investigation

<b>(CNN) —</b> With millions of gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Pacific Ocean surface and onto the shores of southern California, officials in the United States and Mexico have launched a bi-national investigation into the spill that apparently originated in Mexico.<p>The spill was first spotted in …

World's Most Powerful Military: Russia And China Could Overtake US Over Military Modernization, Ex-NATO Commander Says

A former NATO commander raised concerns over the U.S. military's lack of modernization that he believed could help Russia and China push America …

Syrian fighters cut main road linking IS-held areas

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters on Monday cut the main road between the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, which is controlled by the Islamic …

Ottawa weighs risks of child soldiers in Mali

The Trump administration has given the green light to Canada to dispatch up to 600 soldiers on a United Nations peacekeeping mission to Mali, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is holding back approval as he assesses the volatile risks of fighting Islamist rebels who use child soldiers.<p>A new …

UK flights cancelled as French air traffic controllers strike

EasyJet, Ryanair and British Airways forced to reduce number of flights to and over France as five-day action begins<p>EasyJet, Ryanair and British Airways have cancelled flights on Monday as French air traffic controllers (ATCs) start a five-day strike.<p>Flights to and from the UK are among more than …

Aviation

Durham Police to give drug addicts heroin in bid to cut crime

<b>Heroin addicts are to be given the Class A drug in supervised "shooting galleries" as police bid to tackle drug-related crime.</b><p>Durham Police is to become the first force in the country to introduce a scheme in which users are treated with diamorphine - medical grade heroin.<p>Ron Hogg, County Durham's …

US government reportedly used cyberweapons to sabotage North Korea's nuclear efforts

The 'left of launch' strategy is based on a preemptive strike, military documents show.<p>Over the past three years, the US government has reportedly …